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State Grain Crops Extension Specialists

Dr. Carrie Knott .. phone: 270.365.7541 ext. 248 .. email: carrie.knott@uky.edu

Dr. Chad Lee .. phone: 859.257.3203 .. email: cdlee2@uky.edu

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State Extension Specialists

  • Grain Crops
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  • Soil Management
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  • Diseases
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  • GRAIN CROPS

    CARRIE KNOTT

    carrie.knott@uky.edu
    Research & Education Center
    1205 Hopkinsville St. P.O. Box 469
    Princeton, KY 42445-0469
    270.365-7541 ext. 248
    Fax: 270.365-2667


    CHAD LEE
    cdlee2@uky.edu
    Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
    423 Plant Science Bldg
    Lexington, KY 40546-0312
    859.257.3203
    Fax: 859.257.7874

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    LIVESTOCK FEED PRODUCTION

    DAVID DITSCH
    dditsch@uky.edu
    Feed Production
    Robinson Substation
    Quicksand, KY 41339-9081
    (606) 666-9762 ext. 231

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    SOIL and NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

    EDWIN RITCHEY
    elritc2@uky.edu
    Soil Management/Fertility

    Research & Education Center

    Princeton, KY 42445
    (270) 365-7541
    ext. 301

    JOSH McGRATH
    josh.mcgrath@uky.edu
    Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
    N-122L Ag Science North
    Lexington, KY 40546-0091

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    MANURE MANAGEMENT

    EDWIN RITCHEY
    elritc2@uky.edu
    Soil Management/Fertility
    Research & Education Center
    Princeton, KY 42445

    (270) 365-7541
    ext. 301

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    WEEDS

    J. D. GREEN
    jdgreen@uky.edu
    Weed Science
    413 Plant Science Bldg
    Lexington, KY 40546-0312
    859.257.4898

    JAMES MARTIN
    jamartin@uky.edu
    Weed Science
    Research & Education Center

    Princeton, KY 42445
    (270) 365-7541


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    PLANT DISEASES

    DONALD HERSHMAN
    dhershma@uky.edu
    Soybean and Wheat Diseases
    P.O. Box 469
    Princeton, KY 42445
    (270) 365-7541 ext. 215

    PAUL VINCELLI
    pvincell@uky.edu
    Corn Diseases
    201F Plant Science Building (Office 207)
    Lexington, KY 40546-0312
    (859) 257-7445 ext. 80722
    FAX (859) 323-1961

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    PLANT INSECTS

    Ric Bessin

    rbessin@uky.edu

    IPM Coordinator

    University of Kentucky

    Lexington, KY 40546-0091

    (859) 257-7456


    Doug Johnson

    djohnson@uky.edu

    Corn, Soybean and Wheat Insects

    P.O. Box 469

    Princeton, KY 42445

    270 365-7541 ext. 214

     

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    EQUIPMENT and GRAIN HANDLING

    Samuel G. McNeill
    smcneill@uky.edu  

    University of Kentucky

    Research and Education Center

    Princeton, Kentucky

    Phone: (270) 365-7541, Ext. 213

     

    Tim Stombaugh
    tstomb@bae.uky.edu

    214 CE Barnhart Building
    University of Kentucky
    Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0276
    Phone: (859) 257-3000 ext. 214
    Fax: (859) 257-5671

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    AGRICULTURAL ECONOMISTS

    TODD DAVIS

    todd.davis@uky.edu

    Commodity Marketing and Risk Management

    University of Kentucky
    Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0276
    Phone: (859) 257-3000 ext. 243
    Fax: (859) 365-2667


    GREG HALICH

    greg.halich@uky.edu

    Farm Management Economics

    400 Charles E. Barnhart Buidling (Office: 311)

    Lexington, KY 40546-0276

    Phone: (859) 257-8841

    Fax: (859) 257-7290

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    PRECISION AGRICULTURE

    TIM STOMBAUGH
    tstomb@bae.uky.edu
    214 CE Barnhart Building
    University of Kentucky
    Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0276
    Phone: (859) 257-3000 ext. 214
    Fax: (859) 257-5671

    JOSH McGRATH
    josh.mcgrath@uky.edu
    Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
    N-122L Ag Science North
    Lexington, KY 40546-0091

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    AGRONOMY RESEARCHERS

    DENNIS EGLI
    degli@uky.edu
    Crop Physiology-Soybeans

    427 Plant Science Bldg

    Lexington, KY 40546-0312

    859.218.0753

     

    JOHN GROVE
    jgrove@uky.edu
    Soil Fertility-Plant Nutrition
    N-122L Ag Science North

    Lexington, KY 40546-0091
    859.257.5852

     

    DAVID HILDEBRAND
    dhild@uky.edu
    Molecular / Biochemical Genetics

    403 Plant Science Bldg

    Lexington, KY 40546-0312

    859.218.0760

     

    TODD PFEIFFER
    tpfeiffe@uky.edu
    Plant Breeding-Soybeans (Dept. Chair)
    329 Plant Science Bldg

    Lexington, KY 40546-0312

    859.218.0709

     

    DAVID VAN SANFORD
    agr038@uky.edu
    Plant Breeding-Wheat
    327 Plant Science Bldg

    Lexington, KY 40546-0312

    859.218.0770

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    VARIETY TESTING

    Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Tests
    CAM KENIMER
    ckenimer@uky.edu
    University of Kentucky
    Department of Agronomy
    Lab 1O - Seedhouse
    Lexington, KY 40546-0091
    Lab 859-257-1874

    Kentucky Soybean Variety Performance Trials
    CLAIRE VENARD
    claire.venard@uky.edu
    N-122 Ag Science Center North
    Lexington, KY 40546-0091
    phone: 859-257-2993
    cell: 859-492-1135

    Kentucky Small Grains Variety Trials
    BILL BRUENING
    bruening@uky.edu
    418 Plant Science Bldg
    Lexington, KY 40546-0312
    Phone: 859.218.0802
    Fax: 859-257-7874
    Small Grains Testing Website

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